Messor hellenius

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Messor hellenius
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Myrmicinae
Tribe: Stenammini
Genus: Messor
Species: M. hellenius
Binomial name
Messor hellenius
Agosti & Collingwood, 1987

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Palaearctic Region: Greece (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • hellenius. Messor hellenius Agosti & Collingwood, 1987a: 54 (w.q.) GREECE. [First available use of Messor barbarus st. varrialei var. hellenis Santschi, 1926f: 290; unavailable name.]



  • Agosti, D.; Collingwood, C. A. 1987a. A provisional list of the Balkan ants (Hym. Formicidae) and a key to the worker caste. I. Synonymic list. Mitt. Schweiz. Entomol. Ges. 60: 51-62 (page 54, worker, queen described)
  • Santschi, F. 1926f. Travaux scientifiques de l'Armée d'Orient (1916-1918). Fourmis. Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 32: 286-293 (page 290, First available use of Messor barbarus st. varrialei var. hellenis; unavailable name.)